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Don’t make a sound… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Rone-Badge-Finalist Silver-2016Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy the previous snippet of Flowers and Fangs, Chapter 5 #2

Chapter 5. This is in Sloane's POV.

Quick update from last week: Sloane made an attempt to flee from Derek, but he caught her. If things couldn't get any worse, Derek's brothers have arrived on the scene and are looking for Derek. Only Derek doesn't seem too keen on alerting them to where he is.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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Derek murmured something under his breath, a curse she would imagine, but she didn't have time to think about it as he managed to drag her to her feet and usher her behind the shed with his body pressed against hers, in a manner that would be deemed inappropriate. "Don't even try to call out," he warned her.

She rolled her eyes at him. It was a little difficult to call out with his hand clamped over her mouth, but he didn't seem to notice.

"That's Axel, my brother," he said and gestured toward the back door. "You don't want to draw his attention. Whatever you're thinking about me, he's ten times worse. He reacts before he takes in the whole situation, and believe me little lady, you'll be toast."

She didn't understand any of this–Tim's attack and… Derek, the boy whose kisses made her toes curl–what was he doing here? Did he remember her?
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Wait until Sloane finds out Derek does remember her. Wonder what she'll think then? Will she trust him? Think him crazy?

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Passion sparks and love burns ever brighter in these five complete stories from five multi-talented authors.
Let us ignite your imagination on those hot summer nights with sweet embraces and tantalizing kisses to melt your heart.

Winning her Heart by Nan O'Berry
Stevie Darden mourned for her husband long enough. When her daughter, Becca, pressures her to sell the beloved T-Bird he rebuilt, Stevie decides to take one last joy ride to Daytona, Florida to view the Great American Race. The last thing she expects to find is love.
Michael Jennings follows his son to Daytona to watch him race. When Stevie falls into his arms, Michael can't believe his luck. Sweet kisses, leave both Michael and Stevie wanting more. However, Eli, Michael's son is skeptical of Stevie's motives.
Not willing to come between Michael and his son, Stevie returns to Rebel's Crossroads. It's a race to win her heart, and Michael is up for the challenge, but can he convince her she's already won his heart?

Spooky and the Gumshoe by Gerald Costlow
It's a hot July night. Charlene is on her way home from the local Goth club when she's attacked for the second time that week. Once might be random, but twice means someone is trying to kidnap her. Considering the company she kept while living on the streets as a young runaway, she figures someone from her past might be after her.
Buck Johnson is a Private Detective just trying to earn a living. When the sexy Goth woman walks through his office door, he agrees to tag along and provide protection while she checks in on some old enemies. He's used to dealing with thugs and lowlifes.
But Charlene happens to be a Sherritt witch, and her old enemies aren't your normal lowlifes. Fortunately, Buck Johnson isn't your normal Private Detective.

Back to the Beach by Denise Stout
Darby McKinnon, preschool teacher, escapes to a beach rental to refresh her life. Running into a former boyfriend creates the distraction she needs. Alex Markham, workaholic owner of a cyber security firm, takes his job too seriously until an unexpected stay at the beach makes him pause. Their chance encounter begins with nostalgia, but kisses ignite into possibilities of the heart.
Summer fling or a second chance at forever? Almost losing each other when the past and present collide, both realize love requires determination to stay together when obstacles seemingly get in the way.

Sissy and the Anniversary Secret by Teresa K. Cypher
Nearly forty-five years earlier, Sissy, married her high school sweetheart, Philip. They were young and everything was possible, even going to Paris, someday. The years rolled by with their ups and downs, raising children, building a business, but the dream vacation never came. For their wedding anniversary, Sissy let Philip decide where they'd go. He chose New York City. Then, weeks before they are to leave, Phil abruptly cancels their celebration trip because, he claims, business is bad and money is tight. Over the following two weeks, a series of events happen that convince Sissy her marriage is crumbling. She's beginning to accept that some dreams will never come true. However, sometimes things aren't what they seem, and Sissy is in for a big surprise.

My Stick Family by Barbara Miller
Tess Byerly hates sirens and ringing phones since they often signal her younger sister has crashed her car with or without her children in it. Amber is headed for jail after she is caught selling drugs, but a handsome public defender tries to rescue her.

Ray Tanner can't imagine why Tess Byerly would not want to speak on behalf of her sister, would not want to keep her out of jail. Amber has made her share of mistakes but she has children. Families should stick together, shouldn't they?

VICTORY TALES PRESS is always looking for well-written, engaging tales from all genres.

We release four anthologies per year. Be My Everything, Valentine Collection was our first anthology published for 2016.

Those Summer Nights is our Summer Romance release!

Tales wanted for our next anthologies…

Halloween/Fall stories (Title to be announced): The deadline for submissions is Aug. 20th.

Christmas/New Years stories (Title to be announced): The deadline for submissions is Oct. 20th.

The short stories may be any genre as long as there is a romance. The romance doesn't have to be the main focus. The stories may have a western, fantasy, history, time travel or even adventure theme to them. They can be eerie tales and capers, too.

What are we looking for?

  1. A themed romance that fits one of the anthologies listed above.
  2. The romance must be male/female, sweet to sensual romance. Please, no erotica or anything explicit in nature.
  3. Word count between 5000-20,000 words.

When do we need the stories? Now until the deadline listed above for the anthology you wish to participate in. The sooner you can email your submission the better.

***Please note that we will do some light editing only.

Please send submissions to kmnbooks @ yahoo . com (no spaces).

In the subject line place: 2016 (and the theme name of the anthology you wish for your story to be featured in.)

I can't wait to read your tales! Any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

Happy writing!

Karen

VTP Anthology Coordinator

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2016 RONE Finalist! @KMNbooks #RONEAwards

Rone-Badge-Finalist Silver-2016Flowers and Fangs_KMN_mediumFlowers and Fangs is a RONE Finalist for Best New Adult tale. So thrilled.

Thanks so much for those who voted.

This wouldn't have happened without you!

Now for the next round... 

Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Should I stay or should I go now? Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs, Chapter 4 #9

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs- Nominated for best New Adult book RONE Award.

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Quick update from last week: Derek knows he should stake and dust Sloane, but he allows the feelings he had for her in the past to play part in his decision to save her. Only Sloane hasn't connected that the hunter, standing in her kitchen and claiming vampires are real, is the boy she dated in high school ten years ago. Derek told her if she wanted to live, she'd have to go with him now. This is Sloane's response...

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. Not this week. Only 7 sentences. 🙂:)

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Just then the teapot whistled its long drawn out trill, distracting him for a split second, but it was long enough for Sloane to slam something into the side of his head. It fell to the floor, the porcelain shattering into pieces. The handle still survived, telling him she used a coffee cup for her choice of weapon.

"Dammit!" He riveted toward her and swayed on his feet. He caught a glimpse of Sloane as she darted outside with her lab following close behind. He cursed under his breath and went after her.


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Guess she decided to go. 🙂

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Come with me if you want to live ….Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs, Chapter 4 #8

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs- Nominated for best New Adult book RONE Award.

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Quick update from last week: Sloane has been infected by a Nosferatu (vampire), and will change into the fiend. Derek's job is to 'stake and dust' such creatures, but he remembers Sloane from high school. He dated her for a short time, and even though it's been ten years and Sloane doesn't seem to remember him, he can't shake the feelings he had for her in the past. (We've skipped ahead a few paragraphs... after Sloane describes her evening with her boyfriend who had infected her and how it happened.) Also, remember from previous snippets, Derek called his brothers for backup. They're on their way.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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"I don't feel so good," she murmured as she leaned forward, clutching her stomach.

He'd bet since her lovely boyfriend hadn't had time to give her the final bite to change her. Without the last bite, her body would weaken and she'd become feverish until she faded away. There was no cure and no going back to the way things were once bitten by a Nosferatu. By all means, it would be kinder if he killed her now. He palmed his dagger from his sleeve, but then she peered at him with those baby blues. "God, I'm going to regret this. Come on," he demanded and grabbed her arm, but she yanked free of his grip.

"I've watched crime shows and going with you means death."

He chuckled and said, "Honey, any other time I might agree, but right now I'm the only one standing between you and a stake through the heart.
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There's no cure, but Derek doesn't want to stake her. Hmm...what does he plan to do? His brothers certainly won't share his compassion.

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Added to the list of weird… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs, Chapter 4 #7

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs- Nominated for best New Adult book RONE Award.

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Quick update from last week: Derek realizes Sloane doesn't know she's changing into a vampire.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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"Please, just leave me alone."

"Honey, I can't and if you don't start answering my questions, I promise, you will not like what I'll have to do to you." She tried to look away, but he wouldn't let her. He grabbed her chin, forcing her to meet his eyes. "Start from the beginning and tell me what led up to your boyfriend giving you one heck of a hickey."

She jerked out of his grip. "He's been acting strange."

"How?"

"I don't know, like he was high or something, just weird." Her gaze shifted to him and he would bet he was added to her list of weird.

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Show me your true colors… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs, Chapter 4 #6

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs- Nominated for best New Adult book RONE Award.

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Quick update from last week: Derek believes Sloane is a vampire like her boyfriend, Tim. Derek pushes Sloane until she shows her true colors...

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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"That's not true." Sloane hissed and her eyes turned red. The telltale sign he'd been looking for. Derek threw her against the wall and pressed the crossbow at her chest, but instead of her attacking him, she panicked. Her arms raised in front of her. "Please…please, don't hurt me."

He hesitated. Then the truth of it slammed into him like a sledgehammer. His arm lowered. "You truly don't know what you are, do you?" he said more for his benefit than for her to answer him.
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She's changing, but Derek continues to ignore the warnings. Mistake or not?

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And the Academy Award goes to… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs, Chapter 4 #5

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs- Nominated for best New Adult book RONE Award.

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Quick update from last week: Derek believes Sloane has been infected by her boyfriend, Tim, and is a vampire too. He's a hunter. He eliminates such threats, but he is hesitating because he knew Sloane in high school, though it's been ten years and she doesn't even recognize him. Also she hasn't revealed she's been changed. He's going for a different approach to find out the truth...  Derek is speaking first.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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"I bet your victims fell for your charms, too." He had to keep her talking until backup showed up. He'd made a call the minute she pulled into her driveway to Wade and Axel, and they were on their way here.

"What are you talking about?" she asked and her brows furrowed. "What victims?"

He almost believed her. "Mr. Wilkins, Mrs. Wilkins…Kylie," he named just to gauge her reaction, give him some clue if she knew what was going on with Tim.

"What happened to Tim's family?

"You and your boyfriend ripped their throats out."

All color drained from her face, making her appear more ghostlike than like a potential vampire as she screamed, "Noooo! You're lying,"
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What a way to find out your boyfriend's family has been murdered... that is if she didn't already know. What do you think? Is Sloane just a great actress?

Thanks for those who voted for Flowers and Fangs for the InD'tale RONE awards. Just waiting to find out if the book makes it for the next round. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Here's a chance to win a Kindle eBook copy of Flowers and Fangs. https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/4d9f55c40f8ee030

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*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

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New Valentine Romance Collection from VTP is available!

Be My Everything 2016 Valentine Collection Available at Amazon / Amazon UK / iTunes / Smashwords /Nook/ Createspace

About the Book: My story in the collection is Heart of the Sea. Mermaids anyone?

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Sucker for those big blue eyes… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs, Chapter 4 #4

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs (which was nominated at InD'tale for best New Adult book). Voting ends today. Would love your support. 🙂 Info after the snippet. 🙂

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Quick update from last week: Derek fought Tim (vampire), wounded him, and the vamp escaped. Derek is left with Sloane who may or may not be a vampire too. He recognized Sloane earlier from a photo that she was an old flame from high school. Sloane has not made the connection. It's been ten years and Derek isn't a scrawny teen, and besides she's had a shock of her life. Vampires are real! Now for the snippet. Sloane is speaking first.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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"He hasn't been feeling well," she defended Tim's actions.

Denial always came first. "Yeah, and how are you feeling?"

She licked her lips then pursed them as she eyed him with suspicion. "If he's contagious, I need to see a doctor," she said in confusion and tears sprung to her eyes, making them turn more blue than grey, but then he noticed her hands shook as if she were strung out and in need of a good fix.

"Oh, you're good," he drawled.

"What?"

"All innocent and with tears even," Derek said as he aimed his crossbow at her chest. He couldn't go soft just because she looked hot in her black-laced shirt that was just short enough to show a bit of skin at her midriff, and damn it if the woman didn't have the biggest blue eyes he'd ever seen. He'd been a sucker for those eyes in high school and it proved no different now.

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He's just a tad bit distracted, don't you think? lol

****Flowers and Fangs has been nominated for the RONE Awards for Best New Adult book! VOTING ends today! SURE would love your support. All you have to do is register for a (free) account with InD'Tale Magazine if you don't already have one. Only 1 vote per category, unless otherwise specified. http://www.indtale.com/2016-rone-awards-week-one   Thanks so much for your support!

Here's a chance to win a Kindle eBook copy of Flowers and Fangs. https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/4d9f55c40f8ee030

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*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

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New Valentine Romance Collection from VTP is available!

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About the Book: My story in the collection is Heart of the Sea. Mermaids anyone?

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Offended or not? Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs Chapter 4 #3

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs.

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Update from last week: Derek fought Tim, the vampire off, wounded him, and he's escaped, leaving Derek to face Sloane and decide if she's been turned or not. Marks on her neck might mean she's been bitten. Sloane has mustered some of her composure and has ordered Derek to leave her house at once. Not going to happen... If you recall from earlier snippets, Derek knew Sloane in high school, but it's been over ten years since they'd seen each other. Derek recognized Sloane from a photo, but so far Sloane hasn't made the connection...

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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He went with his instinct and cautiously lowered the weapon, but kept it engaged to fire. "Tim is—heck, there was no way to sugarcoat this—he's a vampire."

She laughed at him, but it was a nervous chortle brought on by fear and uncertainty. "So he claimed. I'm guessing delusional is catchy."

"You think so?" She didn't recognize him, but he wasn't sure if he should be offended or grateful. He'd been a skinny teen when he met her in high school, and they did more kissing than talking. "Your boyfriend has fangs and if I'm not mistaken, he bit you. I'm assuming this is not normal behavior for him."

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Wonder what Sloane will say to defend Tim's actions. 🙂

Here's your chance to win a Kindle eBook copy of my paranormal tale, Flowers and Fangs. https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/4d9f55c40f8ee030

Publishing by Rebecca J Vickery & Victory Tales Press's photo.

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

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New Valentine Romance Collection from VTP is available!

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About the Book: My story in the collection is Heart of the Sea. Mermaids anyone?

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